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Collection Reference Number GLC08878.0002
From Archive Folder Portraits of historical figures: engravings, lithographs, photographs 
Title De Soto's Discovery of the Mississippi
Date 1858
Author Johnson, Fry & Co. (fl. 1825-1874)  
Additional authors Powell, William Henry (1823-1879)
Document Type Artwork
Content Description Depicts De Soto, riding a white horse, arriving at the Mississippi River at a point below Natchez on 8 May 1541. Native Americans watch in front of their tepees, and a chief holds out a peace pipe. Artillerymen with weapons, armor, and a cannon are pictured in the foreground. To the right, a monk prays as men set a crucifix in the ground. Published by Johnson, Fry & Co., New York. Based on the painting by William Henry Powell.
Subjects Frontiers and Exploration  American Indian History  Religion  Art, Music, Theater, and Film  Mississippi  
People Johnson, Fry & Co. (fl. 1858)  Powell, William Henry (1823-1879)  de Soto, Hernando (ca. 1500-1542)  
Place written New York, New York
Theme Arts & Literature; Religion; Native Americans
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859